Lake Myvatn

Lake Myvatn

Myvatn lake : north Iceland ( lake of fies ) - drone flight/Lake Myvatn, Iceland// One of the main attractions of the north is famous lake Myvatn, located at a distance of about 55 kilometers south of the town of Husavik. It is also the fourth largest lake in Iceland, a place that you must see. Its name (isl. my - the mosquito or fly + Vatn - lake) means "lake flies" which almost perfectly reflects the character of this place. Ubiquitous near the lake insects can drive a man to despair. If you're going to admire these beautiful lands you must obtain a special protective nets worn over the head. It can be purchased on nearby petrol stations. The lake was created about 35,000 years ago, it covers its surface area thirty-seven kilometers square. The average depth of the lake is 2.5 meters and the deepest point reaches up to four and a half meters. The water in the lake is rich in minerals and algae, which means that it takes blue-green hues. The transparency of the water allows you to see the rich vegetation and fish among the seaweed. Surface of a lake is filled with dozens of small islands and the coast grow pseudo-craters called Skútustaðagígar formed during the explosion gases. In 1974. The area around the lake has been strictly protected, and these pseudo-craters were considered monuments. Interestingly is that, the water in the lake never freezes completely, despite the fact that it is located just 100 kilometers from the Arctic Circle. This is due to the nearby active volcanoes, geothermal and lava fields. Myvatn is an ideal place for bird watching, Shores of the lake is home to many species of waterfowl. In summer you can meetings largest population of ducks, more than 16 different species, whose numbers even exceeds 150,000 individuals. In addition to ducks you can meet geese, białozory, whooper swans, curlews, snipe, golden plover and białorzytki and 76 other species that are turning out to be spot on.

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